North Carolinian adults are healthy, physically active and able to manage their arthritis.

Percent of NC adults diagnosed with arthritis who report severe joint pain within the past 30 days (OM6)


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Story Behind the Curve

Successes: What is Helping?

the CDC Arthritis Grant leverages the AAA network to connect with statewide partners and initiatives in order to provide the AAEBIs of Walk With Ease, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Chronic Pain Self-Management Program, Enhance Fitness, and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention.

By coordinating access to training opportunities and resources, the CDC Arthritis Grant expands Walk With Ease program sites and certified leaders, creates a statewide self-directed Walk With Ease portal for NC state employees, and recruits Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Master Trainers.

Challenges: What is Hurting?

There is interest in CPSMP programs; however, not all agencies understand the CPSMP program and approach, and how self-management applies to chronic pain.  In addition, CPSMP requires prior training in CDSMP for leaders and master trainers. In 2015, 35.8% reported being physically inactive; in 2017, 36.2%; in 2019 38.0%. This self-reported health measure is affected by a complex array of factors. For additional information on how the prevalence of severe joint pain among those with Arthritis in North Carolina compares to other states, visit the CDC Arthritis statistics webpage:

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